The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Bashir Jamoh redeemed his earlier pledge on Monday, as he handed over three ventilators, N20 million cheque, and other items to the Lagos State Government, to help contain the spread of Coronavirus.
Dr Bashir Jamoh indicated this while handing over the items to the Lagos State Government in Lagos, highlighting that N20 million of the agency’s earlier N50 million donation would go to the Lagos State Government, while the remaining N30 million would go to Abuja, because the Federal Government had approved five stadia for them.
“As an agency, NIMASA, is working hard both with the internal and external stakeholders to fashion out strategic effort that will be put in place to fight the Corona virus menace.
“We are here to flag off the distribution of some of the items and materials that will be used in this fight.
“We have ventilators and testing materials, ambulance, fire brigade machines to be used to spray chemicals to reduce the spread of the virus.
“Other items donated are 36-sitter bus, 16-sitter bus, oxygen concentrator, personal protective equipment, hand santisers and also there will be handy volunteers to work with the government and experts that will use the fire engine machines,” he said.
Jamoh said that as a regulatory agency, NIMASA was concerned about the country’s coastal communities.
“We are taking their issues very seriously.
“We are trying to look at those in the hinterland who constantly interact with NIMASA, as they are prone to getting this virus, through the waterways and with the fast intervention vessels would be able to get to them.
“We decided to give these donations to all our landlords wherever we operate, the Western Zone which is Lagos, Eastern Zone- Port Harcourt, and in Central Zone we have Warri and Calabar.

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